What's it like to be a Draftsperson?
A Draftsperson creates technical drawings, mostly used in construction and manufacturing. They often work in conjunction with Architects. Their work aids the construction of buildings, infrastructure and aircraft, among other things. A Draftsperson ususally uses computer-aided design (CAD) principles.
Tasks and duties
- Meeting with clients and other construction professionals to understand briefs.
- Drawing sketches, plans and designs.
- Estimating material costs.
- Working to specifications, budgets and timelines.
- Supervising engineering works.
- Conducting field and laboratory tests of construction materials and soils.
- Working within regulations and contract provisions.
- Supervising repairs and maintenance.
What can I earn as a Draftsperson?
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How to become a Draftsperson
- Consider completing a Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting (MEM40412) which will provide you with the skills and knowledge to apply for entry-level drafting roles.
- If you’re keen to draw building specifications, consider a Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting (CPP40115). This qualification will prepare you to work as a Drafter under the supervision of a licensed or accredited Architect or Building Designer.
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